Community projects are being encouraged to take part in the upcoming autumn 2022 round of the Cheshire West Crowd, providing an opportunity for them to crowdfund, and pitch to the Council for funding.
The Cheshire West Crowd, which is being run by the Council in partnership with Spacehive, is the ideal chance for community-led ideas to be created, so the borough can become more vibrant, resilient, and connected.
After launching in 2021, the Cheshire West Crowd has already had two funding rounds, and with around £400,000 contributed by the Council and more than £740,000 raised in total by local projects, it is one of the most successful initiatives Spacehive has run.
The following funding pots will be available from the Council in the autumn 2022 round.
€ Community Innovation Fund – £250,000
€ Youth Fund – £20,000
€ Cheshire West Crowd Fund – £90,000
€ COVID-19 Recovery and Renewal Fund – £47,885
€ Climate Change Emergency Fund – £10,000
€ Tackling Poverty Fund – £9,865
Project creator workshops will be run by the Council and Spacehive to help projects get ready for crowdfunding, with monthly support sessions taking place in local libraries from August to November 2022.
The deadline for projects being added to the Cheshire West Crowd is Wednesday 2 November 2022, as the Council will be allocating funds from the various pots in January 2023.
All projects will need to reach their crowdfunding targets on the Cheshire West Crowd by Tuesday 28 February 2023.
If you work with people or organisations that could benefit from the Cheshire West Crowd, encourage them to get involved.
Anyone can back projects on the Cheshire West Crowd – whether you're a resident, business, or donor, your contribution will go a long way to supporting these community-led ideas.
Organisations wanting to explore supporting multiple local projects can contact: email@example.com.